Police Shut Down an Illegal Rave in an Abandoned Toys "R" Us

Police Shut Down an Illegal Rave in an Abandoned Toys "R" Us
Brick and mortar stores are disappearing at an alarming rate as more and more consumers opt to buy their items online. While that's certainly sad for those that miss walking through the mall, there's a silver lining for those wanting to throw an illicit party in a fun space. That said, if you plan on throwing an illegal rave in an abandoned Toys "R" Us, you should learn to be discreet about it.

As NME points out, police raided an enormous rave at an empty Toys "R" Us in Hounslow, West London, on March 31. Five people were arrested, and police seized a soundsystem on the scene.

Hounslow Police confirmed the arrests, sharing the above image on their Twitter. While it's certain that whomever organized the rave certainly broke some laws, we can't help but wish we were in attendance.

We're not saying we endorse throwing illegal parties in abandoned Toys "R" Us buildings but, uh, if you're planning one, be sure to drop us a line.